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Scouting Padres Prospect Chris Kolkhorst

Scouting Padres Prospect Chris Kolkhorst

It was painful watching Chris Kolkhorst in July as he began his career with the Eugene Emeralds in the San Diego Padres farm system. After a slow start to the season that put him in Peoria with the rookie club, his first at bats in short-season ball left a lot to be desired.

After being picked in the tenth round of the 2004 Draft out of a premiere college program, Rice, the Texas native struggled through his first taste of short-season ball. As July turned into August, he was hitting just .136 with three hits in ten games. "He came to us with an abdominal strain and we had to start slow with him," Padres' Director of Player Development Tye Waller said. "We had him...

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